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dj kali @ burning monday 2009.04.06

clair obcsur :: pilgrim's progress
maska genetik :: haut
scorn :: silver rain fell
coil :: princess margaret's man in the d'jamalfna
unidad sasao :: aba kak odin
opus finis :: malacoda
die form :: in a tea room
nocturnal emissions :: don't believe it's over
martial canterel :: foreign birthplace
the klinik :: moving hands
skinny puppy :: assimilate
the human league :: empire state human
devo :: freedom of choice
siouxsie & the banshees :: nicotine stain
holger hiller :: jonny
chrome :: in a dream
joy division :: dead souls
killing joke :: war dance
cocteau twins :: blood bitch
cranes :: starblood
death in june :: holy water
the cure :: a hundred years
splintered :: nail fetish
dive :: dead or alive
young gods :: si tu gardes
laibach :: die liebe
subliminal :: so young with me
swans :: time is money, bastard
klangstabil :: anti-communication
novy svet :: en possession de te

Comments

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jihadvertising?

i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:



am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: hot stuff, comin' through

i don't even know what to say about the weather. the end of september saw temperatures at a scalding 36c/ 97f outside. this is especially annoying because we've had a moderate summer. most days it rained a little in the morning, the temperatures didn't creep into the 30s too often and there wasn't the normal stretch of a few weeks when it felt like we were living on the sun. now, we've receded into more normal fall weather, although it's still on the warm side for mid-october. that climate change thing is a bitch.

trying to think of something positive in the situation, it does put me in a perfect frame of mind to write about urban decay's naked heat palette. it's the latest in what appears to be an endless series of warm neutral and red eyeshadow palettes that have followed in the footsteps of anastasia's modern renaissance. [which i ultimately decided i didn't need after doing a thorough search of my considerable stash.] i do think that it'…

the portuguese referendum

what the what? "there's no referendum in portugal" i hear you say. and you're correct. the portuguese socialist party won elections in 158 of the country's 308 municipalities, the country was named the best travel destination in europe at the world travel awards and the antichrist josé mourinho had a street named after him in his home town, but there was no national referendum in the country of portugal.

but there could have been.

back in the fifteenth century, spain was... nonexistent. the iberian peninsula was divided into several states, each of which considered themselves independent of all the others. you had portugal on the atlantic side. in the centre was the kingdom of castile [which had previously been castile and léon]. in the northeast you had the basque kingdom of navarre [home to one of the many branches of my family tree]. in the south-southwest, you had the muslim caliphate that had once held sway over much of the modern-day spanish territory, but…